Nigerian entertainers and their idiotic publicity stunts

Posted on July 04 2016 , at 10:14 pm
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  • What our celebs perhaps need to realize is they lose a lot of respect when the stunts go wrong.

Davido, Seyi Shay, Oritsefemi, Toke Makinwa, Skiibii
These celebrities have tricked fans on death, music, marriage, relationship, money and more. Credit: Various

Public stunts are usually designed to attract the public’s attention to an event or a worthy cause. But some of our Nigerian entertainers have taken it too far, to idiotic heights.

What our celebs perhaps need to realize is they lose a lot of respect when the stunts go wrong.

1.

Where is Skiibii now?

Skiibii
Skiibii lay helpless on the floor- a scene alleged to have been his exit spot from world. Photo: Various

The Five Star Music singer knowingly or unknowingly buried his fresh talent when he was suspected of forging his own death.

Despite several interviews granted where he refuted the claims and the sacking of manager Soso Soberekon who’s now back with the record label, Skiibii is yet to rise from the dead as regards his music career.

Well, he may BLOW in future.

Read: 6 things you need to know about Skiibii – the singer who faked his own death

2.

Seyi Shay with her illiteracy and ‘oversabi’

Wizkid and Seyi Shay
In an interview, Seyi Shay boldy stated that Drake‘s ‘One Dance’ was actually Wizkid‘s song. Credit: Giphy

It was permissible when Seyi Shay said that an EP means an ‘Electrical Package’ – well, she may have taken an engineering course while in school.

However, Seyi admitting to not knowing who Tiwa Savage in public was not cool having appeared in adverts together.

And amidst several public blunders, claiming that Wizkid sold a track to Drake without proof is a classic case of oversabi.

Dear Seyi, if you don’t want to Shay in the future, please get a lock.

Read: Seyi Shay gets ‘jammed’ by Wizkid for failing to mind her business

3.

The K-Solo and Kikelomo ‘Wife Battery Stunt’

In 2012, one of the most reported entertainment stories was the K-Solo and Kikelomo marriage break-up. The music producer had been accused by his wife Kikelomo of wife battery, assault and theft.

With the story spiralling out of control, the couple granted an interview with Channels TV in August 2012 where they both said the marriage crisis had been a ‘publicity stunt’ all along and they enjoyed every bit of it.

In reality though, it looks like the foundation of dissolution had been laid as the marriage finally crashed a few weeks after.

Read: Revival Assembly Pastor Anselm Madubuko in alleged affair with K-Solo’s ex wife

4.

Toke Makinwa’s ‘Pre-wedding Break-up Stunt’

Toke Makinwa weds Maje Ayida
Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida reportedly diverted attention from their secret wedding with break up rumours . Photo: Filed

In December 2013, news broke that popular OAP, Toke Makinwa’s decade-old relationship with Maje Ayida had crashed. A few weeks later, in January 2014, the couple held a secret wedding proving that the break-up tale was a PR stunt to divert attention away from their wedding.

18 months later, the marriage officially crashed with tales of Maje Ayida impregnating his ex girlfriend and life has not been the same for both of them.

TV girl Toke recently filed a divorce petition dated March 9, 2016 through her lawyers seeking an official dissolution of the marriage citing adultery, cruelty and irreconcilable differences as her reasons.

Read: It’s official! Toke Makinwa files for divorce from hubby, Maje Ayida

5.

Oritsefemi and Danku admitting their fouls publicly after a year

Oritsefemi and Danku
Oritsefemi and Danku are back in business but it’s now nobody’s business.

Involving your mothers for the sake of a publicity stunt is sheer idiocy.

The car owner brouhaha and police arrest were not pretty either and admitting it was all a stunt deserves a spanking.

In an exclusive chat with Thenetng,  Oritsefemi says, ‘I’m sorry for whatever we may have caused our friends and fans but now me and my homeboy we are cool now. It was all a publicity stunt’.

Asked about the police arrest and accusations over the past year, Oritsefemi says, ‘my brother the important thing now is that am cool with my homeboy like I said earlier it’s all a stunt and that’s how the industry works. Danku is now part of my management team and I can assure you that there’s no more fight’.

Oritsefemi at the stage of reviving his career after a slump in the  needs to get into studio and deliver what the streets want to listen to, rather than shooting himself in the foot.

Read: Help! Oritsefemi wants to kill me and my son – Danku’s mum reveals shocking details

6.

LOL! Davido calling Dele Momodu his BOY

Davido Dele na my boy
Credit: Giphy

Davido as a global brand doesn’t have to start a fight with businessman Dele Momodu – a man old enough to be his father – to win his audience over.

Not after we’ve moved on from the babymama saga. Your fans desire for something more interesting.

Get your facts right Davido, we love you more than what you can ever imagine.

Read: ‘I’m not Davido’s boy, I’m his daddy’ – Dele Momodu

7.

The Psquare 2014 ‘Break-Up Stunt’ 

(Psquare. Photo: Filed)
The famous Okoye twins widely known as Psquare seemed bent on going their separate ways last year and it was later a done deal in 2016. Photo: Filed

In 2014, fans of Africa’s leading pop duo, Psquare were brought to the brink of tears when news of their imminent break up rent the air. It all seemed irreversible as the famous pop stars seemed bent on going their separate ways until their publicist, Bayo Adetu granted an interview, saying: ‘It was all a publicity stunt’.

Fast forward to 2016, the Okoye brothers are no longer the inseparable duo everyone loves to love. They have since gone solo.

Read WORLD EXCLUSIVE: ‘How my brothers ganged up against me’ – Psquare’s Peter Okoye opens up

To be continued…

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